A job as a gas utility worker means excellent pay, comprehensive training, fantastic benefits, and plenty of opportunities for travel.
Working in utilities come with a lot of perks; however, there’s also a downside of the job that not always a hot topic of conversation: bathroom habits. The reality of a job in utilities is that you may often find yourself in situations where everyday luxuries like running bathrooms aren’t within reach.
A career in gas utilities can take you to every corner of the community you serve. You inspect meters, install and monitor gas mains, and maintain or expand infrastructure. As a multi-skill technician, your duties likely include the sampling of natural gas liquids, meter proving, calibrations, and tank gauging. You are on call for emergencies such as suspected gas leaks and may need to provide support for other techs.
As a job requirement, you agree to go wherever the job demands, which may take you to an array of locations. You work indoors or outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Your job could take you on the road or in traffic for hours. You could also find yourself in remote areas. In all these situations, you may find yourself without access to a running toilet.
Even if you were on the job and inspecting a gas appliance in a customer’s home, there’s no guarantee they will let you use their bathrooms. Some homeowners are uncomfortable about allowing outsiders to use their private facilities. While this may seem unneighborly, it’s their right and one you must respect.
The Benefits of Packing Portable Lavatory Systems
Whether you’re on the road or can’t access the facilities on site, you don’t have to torture yourself and put your bladder health at risk by holding it in. There’s no need to speed to the next rest stop, use an unsanitary container, or in worst case situations, commit open defecation, which is a criminal offense.
When you pack portable Waste Bags in the utility truck glove compartment, you always have a bathroom within reach.
Brief Relief offers portable Waste Bags that take care of any liquid or solid waste. With the Brief Relief Disposable Urinal Bag and Disposa-John Portable Restroom, you have a portable lavatory system that seals the wastes while polymers and enzymes work to break down the pee or poop and convert them into a deodorized gel.
Once used, you can seal them securely thanks to their multiple closures. Because the wastes are in a gel state, there’s no sloshing around in the bag. They’re landfill-safe and can be thrown away in any regular trash receptacle.
With Brief Relief, utility workers can concentrate on their jobs, minimize downtime, and increase productivity. They help mitigate health and safety risks on the job and eliminate legal issues created by employees who relieve themselves where they shouldn’t.